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Canada-wide spending on early childhood education and care 2005/2006

Childcare Resource and Research Unit
September 2006

This factsheet includes: Total public spending for ECEC, Total public spending for ECEC as a percent of GDP and Public spending on regulated child care and kindergarten by province/territory in the 2005/2006 fiscal year.

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The state of the national child care program and provincial/territorial contexts, March 2006

Martha Friendly and Carolyn Ferns
March 2006

This BRIEFing NOTE provides an update of the current state of the national child care program in Canada. It features a short introduction to recent developments in ELCC, from the 2004 election campaign to March 2006. It includes a table summarizing selected features of provincial/territorial contexts, including:

Trends & Analysis: Early childhood education and care in Canada 2004

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Martha Friendly and Jane Beach
May 2005, EN & FR
12pp

This publication presents a summary and analysis of the data from Early childhood education and care in Canada 2004 and identifies key trends. Includes illustrative charts and graphs. Trends & Analysis 2004 is available in French and English.

Print copies of Trends & Analysis 2004 and Tendances et analyses are free. Individual copies may be included with orders of other publications; otherwise, bulk orders only. Contact us for bulk order details.

Early childhood education and care in Canada 2004

Cover of Early childhood education and care in Canada 2004
Martha Friendly, Jane Beach
6th edition
May 2005
232pp
$32
ISBN 1-896051-28-6

The Childcare Resource and Research Unit has periodically assembled pan Canadian data to produce a national snapshot of early childhood care and education. The sixth edition of Early childhood education and care in Canada presents 2003 and 2004 data. Together with 1992, 1995, 1998 and 2004 data compiled for earlier editions, these data reveal trends in ECEC over more than a decade. For the most recent data, see the publications list.

Child care fee subsidies in Canada

Jane Beach and Martha Friendly
2005
20pp

This document provides an overview of child care fee subsidies in Canada and summarizes comparable information from provinces/territories to help inform discussion about financing issues that affect the quality of ELCC programs.

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Is child care a good public investment?

Childcare Resource and Research Unit
2003, EN & FR

This BRIEFing NOTE summarizes The benefits and costs of good child care: The economic rationale for public investment in young children by Gordon Cleveland and Michael Krashinsky, Economics, Division of Management, University of Toronto at Scarborough.

Summary originally released 1998. Reprinted November 2003.

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Early childhood education and care in Canada 2001

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Martha Friendly, Jane Beach and Michelle Turiano
5th edition
February 10, 2003
180pp
$28
ISBN 1-896051-24-3

The Childcare Resource and Research Unit has periodically assembled pan-Canadian data to produce a national snapshot of child care and early childhood education. The fifth edition of Early childhood education and care in Canada presents 2001 data. Together with 1992, 1995 and 1998 data compiled for earlier editions, these data reveal several trends in ECEC over the decade.

Reforming Québec's early childhood care and education: The first five years

Jocelyne Tougas
Occasional paper 17 [EN & FR]
April 2002
89pp
$16

 

In 1997, the Québec government announced its new family policy. The government undertook a massive reorganization of the child care system and transformed it into the early childhood care and education component of the new family policy. The reform was indeed substantial and ambitious and was undertaken at a time when, as in other provinces, the government was trying to reduce its budgetary deficit to zero. As the reform enters its fifth year, the author reviews the first five years and examines the successes, challenges and lessons learned.

Ontario’s spending for regulated child care, 1942-2001

Childcare Resource and Research Unit
2002

This BRIEFing NOTE is a chart displaying Ontario government expenditures on child care from 1942 to the present. An internal Ontario government policy paper leaked to the Toronto Star in November 2001 sets out the removal of $200 million from the provincial budget for regulated child care (currently approximately $470 million which includes funding for regulated child care and family resource programs).

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Is this as good as it gets? Child care as a test case for assessing the Social Union Framework Agreement

Martha Friendly
2002

Martha Friendly examines how child care has fared for three years under the Social Union Framework Agreement. This article appeared in the Canadian Journal of Social Policy (2001) Issue 47, p 77-82.

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